TWiV 589: Coronavirus update – it could be bad

March 1, 2020

Vincent and Rich update the current situation with COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2, including fatality ratios, virus spreading outside of China, immunity to infection, vaccines, antivirals and much more.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

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5 comments on “TWiV 589: Coronavirus update – it could be bad

  1. Dear Twiv please expect more conspiracy theories on COVID-19 in coming weeks given that Travis Air Force Base in Solano County, CA is the lead facility involved in the COVID-19 rescue an quarantine operations. Here in Solano County, CA We are being told to take precautions by the CDC.

    https://www.ci.vacaville.ca.us/Home/Components/News/News/6064/29?backlist=%2f

    https://www.ci.vacaville.ca.us/Home/Components/News/News/6062/29?backlist=%2f

    https://www.timesheraldonline.com/2020/02/28/second-solano-coronavirus-case-confirmed-third-pending-confirmation/

    https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Fairfield-Suisun-school-district-coronavirus-CDC-15089649.php

    All Solano County, residents can do is to get informed about community acquired COVID-19 to come out in the do here is to not panic and follow CDC updates as we are told here in the county.

    https://www.thereporter.com/2019/05/28/sccs-first-biomanufacturing-class-takes-its-big-walk/

    https://cafwd.org/reporting/entry/california-community-colleges-launch-biomanufacturing-bachelor-degree-progr

    I heard rumors that a lab in the United States or China made a bioweapon for COVID-19. But that was disproven and we have some of the evidence here. Solano Community College is a BSL1 lab that is meant to meet FDA guidelines though. And two the county has been in talks to get biotech startups in the area. These areas as far as I know do not meet BSL4 standards. They are meant to meet BSL 1 Standards.

    http://solano.edu/biomanufacturing/

    https://solanoedc.org/key-industries/biotech-biomedical/

  2. Brian Mar 3, 2020

    Maybe I’m missing something but I don’t see the link to the github repository mentioned towards the end of the episode (timestamp 1:22:00)

    • profvrr Mar 4, 2020

      Sorry, my omission – link has been added to show notes.

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